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Objective University

Location:
Brooklyn, New York, 11206, United States
Posted:
March 25, 2011

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J O H N WHEE LE R-RAPPE

*** * ******* ******, ***. 210 • Brooklyn, NY 11206

323.***.**** • w heeler abg5le@r.postjobfree.com

OBJECTIVE

I am seeking a copywri ting position in a company that is one of the most vital

communicators and determinants of world popular culture. I aim to be a fast-

thinking and dedicated problem-solver in a team of brand strategists, wri ters,

and designers in a meticulous, tu rnaround-intensive environment.

EDUCATION

Columbia University, MFA in Film, awarded 2011

Iowa Writers’ Workshop, MFA in Creative Writing,

2004

Kenyon College, BA in H istory, awarded 2001

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2011-present SEO Copyw r iter, HeBS D igital

Currently serve as part of a copywri ting team in a

v igorous environment for clients such as Best Western

and Hi l ton. Have mastered SEO copy as well as wri t ten

d irect email campaigns, PR releases, and extensive

b lueprint copy. Have solely initiated a campaign to expand

HeBS’ presence to Brazil prior to the FIFA World Cup and

R io Olympics.

2008-present N ightlife Copyw ri ter, New York Magazine

Currently wri te deadline-intensive interactive copy for the

online edition of New York’s largest entertainment

magazine. Have perfected a breezy, hip, and entertaining

s tyle of voice.

2008-2010 Screenw r iter, P rocess Pictures

L ived for months in Calcutta, India on behalf of the

p roducers of S hortbus and World’s Greatest Dad to

research and wri te a screenplay about the black markets

of India. Developed what began as a W ired Magazine

a rticle into a mul ti-angled narrative with a host of

compelling characters and voices.

2006 Digital Copyw r iter, The Designory

Wrote nationally syndicated copy for one of Southern

California’s boutique digital shops. Worked with planners

and product specialists, and collaborated extensively with

Chiat/Day. Wrote briefs and learned how to seamlessly

i ncorporate USPs and RTBs into my copy.

AWARDS T r uman Capote Award for excellence in wri ting, Iowa

W riters’ Workshop. Selected from a field of hundreds of

candidates.

Screenw riting Fellow at Columbia University, 2007.

Selected from a class of eighty fellow students.



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